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Bucket o' Gel

Okay, first let me give you some background: For years I have bought my straight haired husband's gel. Pretty much the only requirement he has is that it is inexpensive. So I have been buying him this gel:
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That's right, an 8lb bucket! While moving something on his side of the bathroom the other day, I noticed the ingredients list on the bucket o' gel didn't look too offensive, so I wanted to know if I was correct in thinking this was CG, and if so if anyone has ever used it?

The price sure is right!

Here are the ingredients:
WATER ,PVP ,ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT ,CARBOMER ,TRIETHANOLAMINE ,FRAGRANCE ,POLYSORBATE 20 ,METHYLPARABEN ,DISODIUM EDTA ,DMDM HYDANTOIN
CG Since 5/23/09
3a - High Porosity / Coarse Texture on Crown, Medium Texture Beneath
CO Wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Cond.
Condition: Salon Care Honey Almond Cond.
Gel: Biotera gel
DT: Honey, conditioner, EVOO(1x/wk)

Comments

  • *Angela**Angela* Posts: 251Registered Users
    Looks okay to me but I'm not an expert. Thanks for posting this though...I plan on stopping by Sally's tonight in hopes of finding the 12 oz container they list on their website so I can try it too :p.
    3b. Normal porosity. Medium texture. Low elasticity.

    CONDITIONERS: GVP The Detangler, Tresemme Naturals Nourishing, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta, Suave Pomegranate Splash, KC Knot Today

    LEAVE-IN: Shea Moisture Shea Butter (LOVE!)

    STYLERS: CJ Curl Queen (LOVE!), Biotera Gel, LA Looks Sports Gel, AOMM
  • onethousandcurlsonethousandcurls Posts: 1,118Registered Users
    That's CG. Nice find, you savvy shopper you.
    3b/c, CG 9/18/08
    Last process: 04/05/08 Big Chop: 08/08/09
    Currently: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, Herbal Essences Set Me Up gel (summer only), Boots Curl Creme (winter only)
  • momof3curlsmomof3curls Posts: 227Registered Users
    You have to try this and report back to us!!! I am all about the cheap gels these days since I discovered I LOVE LA Looks Curl better than anything I have every tried and it is only 2.50/22 oz at Publix!
    Momof3curls
    2c/3a SL med/fine
    Started CG in 6/08 Fell off the wagon 10/08, Back on since 7/09
    Co-Wash- VO5 Vanilla Mint
    Low Poo once/week- KCCC
    R/O and L/I Tigi Moisture Maniac
    Gels-BRHG and LA Looks Curl (also like Aquage)
    Experimenting with GVP K-Pac, and loving it:cheers:
    Location-Tampa/Orlando corridor
    Learning to love my curls one day at time
  • goobernutgoobernut Posts: 2,317Registered Users
    If I may guano the thread for a minute....

    Hey Momof3curls, do you find the LA Looks Curl is better than any of the other LA Looks? I've tried the sport, and it was good in a pinch, but I think I like other stuff better.

    How is it different?
    Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

    Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.
  • mamakathymamakathy Posts: 24Registered Users
    Just wondering if you tried this gel out. I bought the small tub at Sallys for something like $1.50, but when I got home, I SMELLED it and haven't used it yet. If I knew the scent didn't linger, I think I would try it, but to me it really stinks!
  • *Angela**Angela* Posts: 251Registered Users
    mamakathy wrote: »
    Just wondering if you tried this gel out. I bought the small tub at Sallys for something like $1.50, but when I got home, I SMELLED it and haven't used it yet. If I knew the scent didn't linger, I think I would try it, but to me it really stinks!

    I bought it and used it a few times. I didn't notice the smell but I'm sometimes not very sensitive to smells. The product itself is okay. I definitely didn't get any crunch to scrunch which for me isn't a good thing. For me crunch means defined curls that hold their shape. I found this gel to leave my hair a little on the fluffy side and somewhat dull.

    I also tried using it underneath the Eco Styler Krystal and I didn't care for it this way either.

    I'm curious to hear if anyone else had better results.
    3b. Normal porosity. Medium texture. Low elasticity.

    CONDITIONERS: GVP The Detangler, Tresemme Naturals Nourishing, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta, Suave Pomegranate Splash, KC Knot Today

    LEAVE-IN: Shea Moisture Shea Butter (LOVE!)

    STYLERS: CJ Curl Queen (LOVE!), Biotera Gel, LA Looks Sports Gel, AOMM